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General Root Meaning
swallow (without chewing), gulp, voracious or great eater
Hole of perforation in the midst of a house, into which rainwater or just water descends
A well cased with stones or baked bricks.
One of the mansions/stations of the moon, namely the 23rd which apparently rose aurorally consisting of two stars near together, one dim and the other bright. So called because one appears to swallow the other. According to Lane's calculations it rose in Arabia in the start of the Hijri on the 29th January and set on the 30th of July.